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Third Suspect Arrested, Charged in Roxen Road Gang Assault

Kevin Coyle, 18, was arrested after a joint investigation by RVC and Nassau County Police.

A third teen was arrested and charged in the that put a 44-year-old village resident in the hospital with broken ribs.

Kevin Coyle, 18, was arrested at his home on Thursday night after the Rockville Centre and Nassau County Police departments discovered his involvement through a joint investigation. According to the NCPD, Coyle was charged with second-degree gang assault.

Coyle, a recently-graduated senior from , also was a starter on the school's Nassau County Championship basketball team.

Two other seniors — William Moore and Matthew Diperna, both 18 — at the end of June, just a few days after the June 18 assault.

According to police, the assault happened when the wife of the victim was walking her dog on Nottingham Road and was verbally accosted by five to eight young men. She ran home and told her husband of the incident, and the two drove around the neighborhood looking for the men to demand an apology.

They found the group on Roxen Road, which is where the assault took place, police said. Neighbors who heard the disturbance called police at 11:55 p.m. The men fled before police arrived and Nassau County detectives were called in to join the investigation.

The man was transported by Rockville Centre police to where he was treated for broken ribs, multiple contusions and injuries to the face and jaw.

Earlier this week, Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray against the attack.

"I try to be a calm and reserved man, but I must admit that this outrageous assault has my blood boiling," he said. "I am infuriated that such a thing could happen in our village."

Kevin O'Reilly July 13, 2012 at 10:53 PM
A material witness speaks?
Kevin O'Reilly July 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Some more info reported elsewhere: According to the felony complaint, provided by District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office, DiPerna allegedly "'Field Goal' kick[ed]" the husband in the head as he was down the ground, and was about to do so again when the neighbor intervened. The complaint also states that the wife of the first victim pulled Coyle off of her husband, at which point Coyle allegedly said, "you're never gonna prove any of this." The report goes on to say that, after the initial attack, Moore allegedly punched the husband in the head, causing him to fall into a planter and then onto the sidewalk. The group of attackers then fled west from the scene. Neither the neighbor nor the woman required medical attention, but her husband was taken by police to nearby Mercy Medical Center, where he was treated for a fractured rib that required approximately 15 stitches, multiple contusions, a laceration on his face and an injury to his jaw, and eventually released
Daniel Plainview July 14, 2012 at 12:28 AM
"a jerk the so called victim was"---proves you are a fraud and a liar-
Daniel Plainview July 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM
"most of the village is with you?" What village? get out of town you moron!
Daniel Plainview July 14, 2012 at 12:46 AM
somehow, I doubt gould will show up Monday-just a guess, he is more at home under a rock with other slithering things
Elle Star July 14, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Several things should be addressed that seem slightly more important than this childish tit-for-tat who is getting under whose skin. 1 - Why is anyone questioning if this man deserves to be physically assaulted? Nobody deserves to have someone put their hands on them regardless of how provoking they are in the situation. Once you put your hands on them, you automatically committed a crime. 2 - Why has nobody addressed the disrespect these "men" (using term loosely) have for women? What kind of a home were they raised in where they learned to treat women in such a disgusting manner? 3 - I know everyone keeps blaming the parents, and while their absentee parenting or best friend style parenting probably has a lot to do with the lack of respect this pathetic group of teens has for adults/authority... a bigger issue is, who is selling beer to these individuals? I grew up in Rockville Centre, and since have moved back to raise my daughter here as the community is wonderful. I frequented the bridge on occasion with my friends and would often walk around that area of RVC on our way home and not once, not once in my teenage years did we ever think, participate, or hear of an event such as this. And frankly, that is because our parents would have kicked our asses if we did. A lot of people are to blame. Gould, your comments are less than intelligent. Creative, but your imagination is similar to that of a 5 yr old. Grow up.
Elle Star July 14, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Ha ha tumble weed. Hilarious. I am pretty positive that this group of boys, whether they were chanting the Lords Prayer or shouting obscenities to the woman, were antagonistic, inappropriate, and unwarranted regarding their attempt at communication. If a homeowner is walking her dog and a group of teens pass her by, she should not be made to feel unsafe. Regardless of what happened after, regardless if her husband then ran outside in a Superman Costume to protect his leading lady, none of this would have happened had said group of children ran home like good little boys to make curfew (assuming their parents care enough about them to enforce one) and left this woman alone.
Elle Star July 14, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I am sensing you have some hostility towards housewives and alcoholics. What is this about? Just a question - if it is illegal for people under 21 to drink then how is it the parents fault for being alcoholics?
Elle Star July 14, 2012 at 02:01 AM
...so, what essentially happened was DiPerna kicked a man when he was down. Then, Coyle was so powerful in his rage that the victim's wife pulled him off her husband, while he was again...down on the ground. Then, stated "you're never gonna prove any of this." Which, correct me if I am wrong, is an admission of guilt. I am eager to see what other comments are made after Kevin's post.
Ray July 14, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Actually, they did physically hurt his wife - that's why the latest one was arrested. And Gould, I hate to break it to you, but being more arrogant than most people isn't the same as being smarter.
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:36 AM
You have no facts. Gould Jones, you're just a frustrated coward who likes to listen to his own senseless babbling. You might Bully others on here but I happen to know who you are. Your friends gave you away because you were bragging. I know you're related to one of these thugs. Start baking cakes. Your boy is headed up river,
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Gould is charging his ankle bracelet now for Monday night
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Yeah everyone should just shut up and pay your taxes like Dan says. Unless you're field-goal-kicked in the head like the victim by a bunch of misunderstood Samaritans, like Dan says too. Dan is the Man. ... Not so much.
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I agree with Matt Hogan. The Patch has not taken sides, largely because it has done absolutely no leg work on one of the biggest stories in RVC in a decade. Instead they troll the message boards instead of trying to get details of what happened from other sources. Great model. Should the victim just submit a press release for their side of the story too?
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:48 AM
No educated adult believes a word of this crap. You're the RVC version of Al Sharpton trying to paint an innocent man as the aggressor. You write like you barely graduated yourself. Stop pimping for your buddies and get ready for your first semester of community college.
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Finally, some REAL reporting.
TheDarkerSide July 14, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Gould Jones, why don't you tell the people on here that after these cowards beat that innocent man, that they hid at your house from the cops, since you're related to one of these kids. Oh, man. Guess you're not as slick as you thought. And go ahead and deny it. I know who you are, your friends gave you up. And soon the cops will know who you are too.
joe July 14, 2012 at 08:06 AM
I just don't understand how the Kelly kid or parents have not been arrested. If you supply alcohol and a house to drink for underage kids you should be arrested. No matter how much money you have.
Brutally Frank July 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM
The big FAIL Sir is you and whomever raised you. Your anger needs management.
BINK1210 July 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM
It seems every year in this town a tragedy occurs. We have had young people either killed or injured in Rockville Centre. In a town that is built on the serving of alcohol is it any surprise that the incident happened on Roxen Road. I have lived here for nearly 20 years and I have seen young people grow up in this community. Many of the parents turn their heads when something happens or they say not my child. The fact is the parents are at fault. So now about Roxen Road I would like to plea to the DA please do not cut these punks a deal. I am sure the parents have the means for a deal to be cut. Someone has to be held accountable and go to prison. These were nothing but spoiled brats and they deserve what they get. Let's see how tough they are in prison with inmates that will not put up with them. In closing I am sure other crimes and alcohol related incidents will occur and the parents will look the other way. I am asking the police and the public officials to not let this happen again. We all hide behind a sign in the high school about being in the top 100 schools in America. We as a community need to address the real problem we are raising nothing but drunks and future spoiled adults.
John July 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
As I said in Newsday it must take a certain set of parenting skills to raise animals like that. I suggest everyone write and call the DA's office for a no plea bargain on this case. Let these nice boys have the chance to beat someone up in an upstate prison.LOL
Local lady July 14, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Excuse me sir, should we be frightened by the teens in our village. We live in a small town. Do you think he set out to be beaten up? or just maybe, if given the opportunity, he would've addressed his concerns to their parents. He didn't have a chance. Did they run? Did they tell their parents after the incident? How did they explain the underage drinking. You break the law, you pay! Stop making excuses for these teens. Physical assault is never ok!
That RVC guy July 14, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Lol at the perps friends, families and attorneys signing up on the patch in droves to try to spin.... the unspinnable. The parents, the cops and the kids in this town need to wake up and smell the coffee. If this brutal, ugly incident serves no other purpose than empowering the Mayor to empower his cops against the tide of self-mportant untouchable adults and their spawn in this town.... Blaming the victims....good grief. -
Gould Jones July 14, 2012 at 02:32 PM
To Mrs. Starr may I suggest you read the book 50 shades of grey. To Plainview i will only say I feel sorry for you. I do believe Kevin Oreilly statement is completely false. "reported elsewhere" no links? I will not believe that till I see a link from a trustworthy source. I am Gould Jones get used to it.
JYD July 14, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Though it may not have been the wisest move to confront a group of drunken teens, Nothing warrants such a beating.. Though we don't know what was said, and if this man threatened these boys, as I'm sure he was angry while confronting them, We as residents need to be smarter and learn to avoid these situations. At 44 years of age, No one should let ego get in the way of the safety of him or his family, I'd like to think that these boys feel remorse, but I doubt it. We cant pretend that because It's Rockville Centre that There's not going to be this type of Violence, and the best thing to do is call the Police
JYD July 14, 2012 at 03:16 PM
You really can't blame the parents... Television, Movies, Video games, Friends, and School environment Is really what raises a lot of children now a days, to the point where parents have no control anymore...Decisions get made based on what ones peers think is "cool" cause they saw it on Grand theft auto, an extremely violent video game.. But these Boys should be in jail for their actions regardless of who is to blame, that I agree on 100%
joe July 14, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Any person that talks in the third person is already a proven nut job. Gould Jones you have no clue about this incident or life. How will we know which one is you Monday night? Will you be the one that says "Gould Jones thinks...." Total Clown! Go pick up your big red shoes and nose. The circus is in town and your the star.
Rob Stark July 14, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Im also starting to think that the only reason they arrested the coyle boy was so that this case could get to trial. They charged two kids with gang assualt. Nice one. The law defines gang assault as three or more individuals. After 3 weeks without any movement in the case they went and grabbed the one kid whose name they knew, innocent or not, just to have a third party to avoid having the case thrown out. He didnt lay a hand on anyone yet the media has a description of him hitting a woman and even provides an alleged quote. C'mon!! Give the kids a break, innocent until proven guilty. You just dont do that. Think about what his mom is saying right now and the college coaches recruiting him. All for what! I know he'll be innocent but will forever be scarred by the crucification from the media and his fellow neighbors. The excessive beating of a man was absolutely unwarranted regardless of who laid the first hand. One must have boundaries even in a street fight, especially with an elder and a fellow member of rvc. But we must get off our horse. Stop acting like rvc is so unsafe, you sound silly. Enough with the talks of curfews and drinking. It bothers me that we let the mayor and the police feel so important and pressure them into giving a public opinon on a crime. Anyways god bless america and let the truth be heard. The judicial system will handle this correctly unlike the people of rvc.
Adam Johnson July 14, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Matthew, When do you think its time to lock this article? Has anyone recently brought anything good to the conversation?
Dan July 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I'm talking about the media in general covering this story. Like you said, your article is entirely based off of the police statements which do not contain an account of what occurred from the kids point of view. It only provides the viewpoint of one side and does not contain any statements from the kids, so that proves my point, and no frank, noone got burned but it's really sad that you get off from posting how these kids and their families are morally inferior to you because your so high and mighty and have never made a mistake in your perfect little life. Yeah an incident occurred in this town, but you have no right to deem yourself the judge, jury, and executioner. It's none of your business. I really find it ironic how you said "@ jimmy. were you a witness to the event? If so, I would advise you to not comment further" when you weren't a witness either, none of you were. So i advise you and everybody else that was not present at the incident to stop commenting and to mind your own business. You have no right to hide behind your computer screen and rip these people apart. They read these posts, their friends and families read these posts, and its disgusting how you people have nothing but harmful and hateful words to say

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